An Update on Local Education

   “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Ghandi This Quote for the Day, shared by Bob Miller (First US Community Credit Union), set the stage beautifully for the August 20th Rotary Club of Sacramento meeting as our guest speaker Dr. Steven Winlock, Executive Director of the Sacramento […]


  MEETING SPONSOR Thank you to our meeting sponsor, Past President Diane Woodruff (California Community Colleges). Diane donated her time to Joey Johnson, Board President of Effie Yeaw Nature Center. Effie Yeaw Nature Center offers quality education experiences in nature for people of all ages, backgrounds, and incomes; believing that, by doing so, those participating […]

A Different Kind of Health Care

  President Jim Leet (Boutin Jones Inc.) gaveled the meeting to order and began by thanking Mike Bullington for sharing his musical talents on the piano. The greeters were Margo Fowkes (On Target Consulting), Rita Gibson (Rita Gibson Insurance & investment Services, Inc.), and Ted Grebitus (Grebitus fine Jewelry). The Pulse Reporter was John Goralka […]

Protecting the Delta

    The meeting opened to the strains of The Pointer Sisters’ “We Are Family.” President Jim Leet (Boutin Jones) gaveled the meeting to order to begin the fun. President Jim began by thanking the following persons: Pre-meeting piano: Elfrena Foord (Foord, Van Bruggen, & Pajak) Greeters: Steve Horton (UCP of Sacramento and Northern California) […]

Unconstrained Fellowship

  President Jim Leet (Attorney/ Boutin Jones Inc.) kicked off this meeting like an old pro! Elfrena Foord (Foord, Van Bruggen, & Pajak) played the Titanic theme twice on her opening piano set only to Leet’s chagrin – thinking that might be an omen……Greeters Ann Solomon and Amin Elmallah welcomed Rotarians.  Jackie Kirkwood (Goodwin Cole […]

From Sacratomato to Internationally Renowned Art Town

  Art Makes You Smile Thank you to Allison Cagley (Friends of the Sacramento Arts) for her introduction of David Sobon. David presented Wide Open Walls, the mural projects across Sacramento. His enthusiastic presentation described the growth of the program with over 90 permanent installations in the last three years. David’s skills at development allowed […]

A Rotary Story – When I became a Rotarian

  As a new Rotarian, I participated in the dictionary distribution at Oakridge grade school.  As we paased out these dictionaries, I noted one child had his head on the desk.  The teacher explained that his father was in prison and his mother just learned that she had terminal cancer.  He wondered where he was […]


  President Jim Leet’s (Boutin Jones Inc.) term kicked off with many heartfelt testimonials from family and colleagues, some terrific fellowship, and a whole lot of rock & roll! Emcee for the day Dick Osen, called the meeting to order at 12:10 p.m. and announced the presentation of the 2019-20 Trustees of the Foundation;  Becki […]

A Tribute to the Woodruff Administration

  There were tears.  There was laughter. There was were silly costumes.  President Diane’s demotion had it all and it was an appropriate reflection of her gracious service to our Club over the past year. As emcee, Elfrena Foord (Foord, Van Bruggen & Pajak) introduced John Wood (McGee & Thielen Insurance) for a humorous roast […]